Hats and headpieces of all shapes, sizes, textures and colours will be prevalent for Spring Racing across the globe this Spring Summer 2017. Milliner to stars - Melissa Jackson says, ‘Apart from it being the ‘racewear’ tradition - a great hat, or headpiece, will add that final flourish, that magic touch, playfulness, contemporary edge or sophisticated refinement to complete your whole outfit.’
Whether attending a race day in the Dubai or the other GCC countries, Continental Europe or the UK, “its important to find a millinery silhouette that best reflects your personality and run with it!” she advises.
Jackson suggests wearing, lightweight designs for comfort & placement which are appropriate for the location and timeframe and dress regulations of the racecourse . For race nights like the Dubai World Cup, she suggests smaller headpieces, cocktail and percherstyles, crowns or halos.
Seasonal fashion themes on the Melissa Jackson radar include elegant and modern styling with eccentric edge/twist in monochrome & achromatic colour, statement ‘directional’ pieces in bold bright shades, freeform organic silhouettes or asymmetric sculptural shapes, in cool shades of indigo andaqua blue, foliage based greens alongside transitional neutrals like French polish pink, cinnamon, nude-beige, hazelnut, ecru and mist.
“Also consider” says Jackson, “new age material, contrasting textures and unique statement pieces such as florals and feathers”